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Welcome to the Social Work Council homepage!

The Social Work Council (SWC) is formed by nine students (the council members) who are represent their respective years in a strong alliance to promote the core Social Work values and engage both Social Work majors and those interested in the profession. The 2014-2015 Social Work Council members are ...


Elle Daley


Gina Biancalana

Missy Wachuta

Liz Jendra

Cassie Lowery


Sarah Homan

Jesslyn Grothoff

Hannah Fritts

Maggie Majewski

​The Social Work Council is about promoting and practicing the values and skills of the Social Work profession.  The SWC will be working with the Social Work department to create opportunities that are open to the Loras Community that promote the core values and educate on issues that Social Workers and those in many helping professions face. 

The Core Values are: 

  1. Service
  2. Social Justice
  3. Dignity and Worth of the Person
  4. Importance of Human Relationships
  5. Integrity
  6. Competence

By being present on Loras College campus we hope to promote awareness of social justice and the true essence of Social Work. We hope to provide a revenue where students can become educated and involved with the core values and start gaining practical skills in collaboration, advocacy, and service. Join us as we work to start making the world a better place each day. We welcome you to BE INVOLVED!   SWC is a great way to start building up a resume with service and leadership opportunities, whether it be just getting involved with Service Projects, Leading your project, or becoming a member of the Head Council.

How can you get involved with Social Work Club?

It is very easy to get involved with Social Work Club, just click the "Join" button underneath our Profile Picture. Once you are a member you will receive updates on upcoming events and announcements for how to get involved. You will also be able to bring your own ideas for a program, event, or initiative to the Council and we will work with you to bring it to life! 

What are common activities that Social Work Club does throughout the year?

  • Caroling
  • Serving dinners
  • Fundraising
  • Advocacy
  • Alumni connections
  • Giving Tree (Usually biggest event)
  • Plus many more!

I am a member of Social Work Club...Now what?

Once you are a member on Orgsync you can find all of the events, news, and upcoming meeting times for the Social Work Council.  Feel free to post any relevant ideas, articles, or happenings that are relevant to our community.  You can also participate in the To-Do Lists, Discussions,and Polls. Also do not forget that when you are a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior you can apply to become a Council member. There are plenty of opportunities to join or lead a committee to turn your passions into action!

Serve, Advocate, and Build Healthy Helping Relationships

Portal Information


Social work club is a group of students with the aim of volunteering and gaining experience in service, organizing, and participating in events that work for the good of the different levels of society. We promote the 6 core values of the Social Work profession and give those interested in Social Work a chance to learn and practice these key concepts. We have great annual projects and are open to new ideas. This is a great club to join in order to get experience with service and to build a resume. We are also very flexible. If you do not have a ton of time for events, that is no problem! Join in on what you can and take part in whatever interests you! We have members who believe in, and live out the social work values of service, social justice, human dignity, integrity, and competence. This club is open to all students (whether or not you are a Social Work Major or Minor) and volunteers at events within the Loras and Dubuque communities.



President or Primary Contact Name

Missy Wachuta (Temporary)

Advisor Name

Nancy Z. Fett

Advisor School Title

Associate Professor of Social Work


Please upload your most current constitution. If you do not have an electronic copy, contact the Student Life Office at 563-588-7206 and we will send you the most updated one we have on file.